Michigan education policy

9:11 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

House Committee approves Educational Achievement Authority bill

Vote along party lines with Republicans supporting sends the measure to the House floor
LANSING, MI - A proposal that could lead to expansion of Michigan's Education Achievement Authority to low-performing schools outside of Detroit has cleared its first legislative hurdle, winning approval Wednesday in a Republican-led state House committee.
6:26 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Graduation rates drop for many Battle Creek area districts

Last year marked the first time since 2007 that statewide graduation rates matched those in the Battle Creek area. In other years, local rates have exceeded the state.
Tougher Michigan graduation requirements continued to challenge local schools last school year, with the local graduation rate falling and local dropout rate increasing even as the opposite was happening statewide. Across the 23 area school districts with high schools, 76 percent of the Class of 2012 graduated on time, according to data released Wednesday by the state.
8:17 am
Thu January 24, 2013

How Michigan ranks in school spending

Center for Michigan's Bridge Magazine continues its look at education issues by examining how much money goes to education, and how it is spent.
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: Center for Michigan
(courtesy photo/used under Creative Commons license) By Chris Andrews/Bridge Magazine contributor Michigan will spend about $13 billion on K-12 education this year - the single largest use of state revenue. And how those sums will get spent next year and beyond will consume a considerable amount of attention at the Capitol, where views on running schools can be deeply divided.